Utilization of the atmospheric release advisory capability (ARAC) services during and after the Three Mile Island accident

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At 0820 PST on 28 March 1979, the Department of Energy's Emergency Operations Center advised the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) that the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, had experienced an accident some four hours earlier, resulting in the atmospheric release of xenon-133 and krypton-88. This report describes ARAC's response to the Three Mile Island accident, including the role ARAC played throughout the 20 days that real-time assessments were made available to the Department of Energy on-scene commander. It also describes the follow-up population-dose calculations performed for the President's Commission on Three Mile Island. At the ... continued below

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Knox, J.B.; Dickerson, M.H.; Greenly, G.D.; Gudiksen, P.H. & Sullivan, T.J. July 1, 1980.

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    Place of Publication: Livermore, California

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At 0820 PST on 28 March 1979, the Department of Energy's Emergency Operations Center advised the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) that the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, had experienced an accident some four hours earlier, resulting in the atmospheric release of xenon-133 and krypton-88. This report describes ARAC's response to the Three Mile Island accident, including the role ARAC played throughout the 20 days that real-time assessments were made available to the Department of Energy on-scene commander. It also describes the follow-up population-dose calculations performed for the President's Commission on Three Mile Island. At the request of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a questionnaire addressing the usefulness of ARAC products during the accident was sent to ARAC-product users. A summary of the findings from this questionnaire, along with recommendations for improving ARAC service, is also presented. The accident at Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is discussed in the context of a well-planned emergency response by local and Federal officials.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-52959
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/5073338 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5073338
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1053948

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  • July 1, 1980

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Knox, J.B.; Dickerson, M.H.; Greenly, G.D.; Gudiksen, P.H. & Sullivan, T.J. Utilization of the atmospheric release advisory capability (ARAC) services during and after the Three Mile Island accident, report, July 1, 1980; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1053948/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.